Topic List : Developmental Biology
Variations in regulatory regions predict disease
Researchers have found that analyzing mutations in regions of the genome that control genes can predict medical conditions such as hypertension, narcolepsy and heart problems.
What matters to Lucy Shapiro
After a career packed with discoveries, the developmental biologist has turned her attention to the threat of emerging infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance.
Gene regulation linked to weight bearing
A study of the tiny stickleback fish led to the identification of a genomic region possibly linked to modifications in human toes and feet that enable upright walking.
Viral genetic material aids human development
Genetic residue from ancient viral infections has been repurposed to play a vital role in acquiring pluripotency, the developmental state that allows a fertilized human egg to become all the cells in the body.